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  • Definitions starting with H: hard-of-hearing
    Entry: [OED, partially def, converging with HEAR2 obey; cf. Car. hard-ears obstinate, disobedient DJE, stubborness HCEFD) 'He is obstinate' (K. Aboagye p.c.)] adj. (of children) disobedient. ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hard-skin cocobey
    Entry: [cf. COCOBEY ] n. a vine, Varronia bahamensis, which bears calabashes. cf. COCO (Adelaide) ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hear
    Entry: v. 1. Atlantic; cf. US Black idem in "I hear you, man" (Grove); an African calque: cf. Twi wó tè brofô (lit, you hear English) ...

  • Definitions starting with L: lion
    Entry: cf. DJE lion a "blood" about town, a "hot boy"; beyond its association with virility and strength, ...

  • Definitions starting with C: coco, cocoa, coca, koka
    Entry: /kóviko(w)/; co /kow/ [cf. Trio. Cr. Fr. coucou a hollowed-out calabash (Thomas 20); cf. (HARD-SKIN) COCOBEY and Ewe kong ko cup (Turner 1949:114), as well as Yoruba ...

  • Definitions starting with C: cocobey
    Entry: /kówkowbey/ [cf. DJE cocobey rough skin from Twi kokobé leprosy; the connection may be the rough surface of the pod or COCO; cf. also Haitian kokobe infirme ...

  • Definitions starting with C: Cooking
    Entry: Traditionally, Bahamian methods of cooking were determined not only by the raw material available (see FISHING, CONCH, AGRICULTURE), but also by the means available to prepare it ...

  • Definitions starting with G: guinea grass
    Entry: [Car.; "introduced from Africa or ´Guinea" DJE] n. a tall, cutting grass (Parricum maximum) used for fodder: 1832 (Farquharson v). Goat-food—that's jumbey, guinea grass, five-finger, rubber vine ...

  • Definitions starting with G: gun
    Entry: [cf. W Car. gun-foot long, narrow trousers DJE; cf. Krio gonmot (gun mouth) very slim and tightfitting trousers KED; cf. Scots gun-sleeves sleeves wider at ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jumby
    Entry: /jombi/ n. 1. [Pan-Creole; cf. Haitian zõbi (whence zombie), Dutch zumbi; from kiKongo nzumbi Mbundu nzumbe, Vai nzúma, all ´ghost' (Hancock 1971: 429); cf. also ...

  • Definitions starting with T: ten, ten, the Bible ten!
    Entry: [cf. DJE cut ten in the sence of Roman numeral X: to make the sign of the cross (as a religious symbol to ward off ...

  • Definitions starting with R: rough cocobey
    Entry: [cf. COCOBEY from Twi kokobe leprosy, referring to its rough surface] ...

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